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Sterling hindered by Europe and Greece debt crisis

Published:  07 February, 2012

Sterling came close to the €1.21/£1 level yesterday before weakening off in the afternoon, as the main focus remains on lack of resolution in the Europe and Greece debt crisis.

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Penfolds: one of Australia's most-desired brands

Published:  06 February, 2012

Iconic Australian brand Penfolds dominated the Australian secondary wine market last year - securing 70 places in the top 100.

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Calls for industry support for Benevolent Ball

Published:  06 February, 2012

The drinks industry charity, The Benevolent has called for industry wide support for this year's Benevolent Ball, to be held in March.

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Villa Maria vintage update - two weeks behind

Published:  06 February, 2012

Alastair Maling MW, Villa Maria group winemaker, is hoping for a drier February, and forecasts that yields will be down in Marlborough.

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Villa Maria vintage update - two weeks behind

Published:  06 February, 2012

Alastair Maling MW, Villa Maria group winemaker, is hoping for a drier February, and forecasts that yields will be down in Marlborough.

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Camel Valley first to apply for PDO status

Published:  06 February, 2012

The UK's first single grower application for Protected Designation of Origin recognition has been submitted.

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Wines in the press, February 2 -5

Published:  06 February, 2012

The Guardian
Spending less on wine if you pay for it up front, or buying en primeur, seems on the face of it a pretty good deal, says Fiona Beckett.

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US and Europe focus of currency markets

Published:  06 February, 2012

Positive US unemployment data and the ongoing Euro zone Greek refinancing, was the currency market focus towards the end of last week.

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Highland Park releases Thor whisky

Published:  03 February, 2012

Highland Park has released Thor, a 16 year-old single malt whisky, and the first from its four-strong Valhalla collection.

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Hospitality insolvencies up by one fifth in 2011

Published:  03 February, 2012

The hospitality industry was one of the hardest hit by insolvencies last year - they grew by 19% - and experts predict the situation will worsen in 2012.

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Mark Riley appointed Maxxium UK off-trade sales director

Published:  03 February, 2012

Premium spirits company, Maxxium UK has appointed Mark Riley as sales director off-trade.

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Drink less resolutions likely to fail today, says Drinkaware

Published:  03 February, 2012

A survey by alcohol education charity Drinkaware says that new year's resolutions to drink less are most likely to be broken today.

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Glenfiddich releases rare malt to auction

Published:  03 February, 2012

Glenfiddich is to auction of one of its rarest-ever whiskies, the Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve.

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Sterling in favour due to ongoing euro zone issues

Published:  03 February, 2012

This week sterling has seen sterling trend in favour against the euro, due to a lack of resolution surrounding the ongoing euro zone issues.

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Record-breaking year for Cognac sales

Published:  02 February, 2012

Cognac had a record-breaking year in 2011 spearheaded by a rise in Chinese consumption - global sales grew 6.4% on the previous year.

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Tesco lighter wine sales up

Published:  02 February, 2012

Customers' growing concerns about the effects of alcohol on health boosted lighter wine sales at Tesco by 100,000 bottles last year.

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Fine wine prices up for first time in six months

Published:  02 February, 2012

There's been a "definite lightening of the mood" as the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index has posted an increase of 3.97 points, or 1.39%, in January, after six months of decline.

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Nicolas sells UK franchise to Spirited Wines

Published:  02 February, 2012

Nicolas has sold its UK stores to Spirited Wines - to be operated under franchise.

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Enomatic machines up for grabs at SITT 2012

Published:  02 February, 2012

The Specialist Importers Trade Tasting SITT, is to offer two visitors a chance of winning an enomatic machine on a 12 week trail basis.

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Merchants debate value of Italian wine investment

Published:  02 February, 2012

Are investors looking to Italian wines as the next big thing? Merchants are reporting growth, but whether the wines are being bought as investments remains to be seen.

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